Thursday, October 21, 2004

Pakistan: "RAW-Covert Instrument of Indian Ambitions" published


According to The News, the author, Fahmida Ashraf, has resisted from personal or vague comments and the report relies heavily on references contained in the publication. The study looks into RAW's activities inside Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sikkim, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Burma. Though eyebrows are raised when a report of the "enemy's" intelligence network is published from Pakistan, what gives the publication credibility is that the majority of the research is based on Indian or Western sources with charts based on the Indian Defence Yearbook and Asoka Raina's work of "Inside RAW: The Story of India's Secret Service."

Study claims that India's RAW involved in terror activity in Pak

Islamabad, Oct.20 : A new study carried out by the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISS) has claimed that India's Research Analysis Wing (RAW) was involved in carrying out terrorist activities in Pakistan.

In its latest publication titled RAW-Covert Instrument of Indian Ambitions, the ISS gives a detailed analysis of how India in its pursuit of foreign policy has used the covert help of its intelligence network against Pakistan.

Though eyebrows are raised when a report of the "enemy's" intelligence network is published from Pakistan, what gives the publication credibility is that the majority of the research is based on Indian or Western sources with charts based on the Indian Defence Yearbook and Asoka Raina's work of "Inside RAW: The Story of India's Secret Service."

According to The News, the author, Fahmida Ashraf, has resisted from personal or vague comments and the report relies heavily on references contained in the publication. The study looks into RAW's activities inside Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sikkim, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Burma.

Of significance for Pakistan is reference to a report by the US security and intelligence information group Global Security, which discloses RAW activities in Pakistan through Afghanistan. "Throughout the Afghan war, RAW was responsible for the planning and execution of terrorist activities in Pakistan to deter Pakistan from support of Afghan liberation movement against India's ally, the Soviet Union.

The assistance provided to RAW by the KGB enabled RAW to arrange terrorist attacks in Pakistan cities throughout the Afghan War. The defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan did not end the role of RAW in Pakistan, with reports suggesting that India has established a training camp in the town of Qadian, in East Punjab where non-Muslim Pakistanis are trained for terrorist activities".

ANI 20/10/2004